Stephanie Webster is an enthusiastic and devoted litigator with substantial experience in defending employers and municipalities. In addition, Stephanie routinely advises clients concerning a broad array of municipal legal issues and employment law matters outside the context of litigation.
As lead counsel, Stephanie has successfully defended numerous public employers in lawsuits involving claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, constitutional violations and negligent operation of motor vehicles.
Prior to joining the firm’s Charlotte office, Stephanie served as the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Charlotte, the City of Gastonia Police Attorney, as an Assistant United States Attorney in Atlanta, as the National Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Appeals Programs for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., and as a Trial Attorney for the EEOC Charlotte District Office.
- Cases or matters referenced do not represent the lawyer’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.
- Obtained summary judgment in federal court for national employer in employment discrimination lawsuit involving claims of race, age and disability discrimination.
- Successfully defended against plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction in state court. This lawsuit involved allegations of statutory and constitutional violations against a North Carolina local government.
- Successfully defended four police Sergeants before professional licensing board in board’s effort to revoke the law enforcement officer certification of each Sergeant.
- Obtained summary judgment in federal court in employment discrimination lawsuit alleging discrimination and retaliation in a failure to promote case.
- Obtained favorable decision from U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in employment discrimination lawsuit.
ARTICLES, PRESENTATIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS
- “Body Worn Cameras, Do’s and Don’ts for Local Law Enforcement Officers,” 2015
- “Americans with Disabilities Act, Issues Impacting Law Enforcement,” North Carolina Association of Police Attorneys, Annual Spring Conference, 2013
- “Selected Employment Claims under Federal Law, an Overview of Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and First Amendment Free Speech of Public Employees,” Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, San Diego, California, 2008
- Law Review Publications: Preconception Torts: Infant’s Right to a Cause of Action, 50 Tenn.L.Rev. 195; and The Doctrine of Advancements, 50 Tenn.L.Rev. 763
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